(Charles) (1880-1960) British archeologist. He excavated at Carchemish in Syria, Tell el Amarna in Egypt, Atchana (the ancient Alalakh) on the Turkish-Syrian border, and Ur in Iraq. He is best remembered for the work on Ur, which he carried out for the British Museum and Pennsylvania University Museum 1922–29.
Besides his scholarly excavation reports he published popular accounts of his work—Ur of the Chaldees 1929 and Digging Up the Past 1930—which helped to promote archeology to a non-specialist audience.
Sir Charles Leonard, 1880, 1960, engl. Archäologe; bed. Ausgrabungen in Nubien, Mesopotamien u. Ur.